NPFL21: NRA REASSURES STAKEHOLDERS, INSISTS ON FAIR AND FIRM OFFICIATING

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As hostilities for the second round of the Nigeria Professional League get underway today after few weeks break, the Nigeria Referees Associatian, NRA has assured all of good officiating.

Otunba Tade Azeez, the National President of the referees’ body said that match officials who are members of the association have been charged to insist on fair and firm officiating irrespective of circumstances surrounding the games.

The number one Refeee in Nigeria expressed that nothing but excellent performance shall be the watchword of his men and women deployed to handle premier league matches at various before warning that mediocre demonstrations on the field of play by any referee shall not be welcomed.

While wishing the referees best of luck he enjoined members to be safety conscious and also mindful of Covid 19 preventive measures.

In the opening matches of the second round, a fifa referee of the Niger state council, Abubakar Abdullahi accompanied by Abba Baba of Yobe and Katsina’s Ibrahim Tijani as assistants, supervised by former NRA Vice President, Fatai Yusuf of Ogun Council, shall handle the Rivers vs Dakada in Porthacourt, while a FIFA/ CAF trained Technical Instructor, Felicia Okwugba will be on the stands to observe the performances of the refereeing team led FIFA Joseph Ogabor of Cross River comprising Sani Abdulahi and Winjobi Adedeji of Kano and Lagos councils respectively in the North Central derby, Nassarwa vs Kwara Utd in Lafia.

For Adamawa vs Heartland, a referee from Kano Council, Habib Ghali will rely on the flags of Nanzing Francis and Ikpi Samson to officiate the encounter in Gombe.

The appointment from NFF Referees Committee

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FC IFEANYIUBAH VS MFM FC
PETER EDIBE CR Assessor
NURA ABDULLAHI ZM Referee
RASHEED ISMAILA KW Assistant Referee 1
FELEGHA J BY Assistant Referee 2
ISMAIL ABUBAKAR TR 4th Official
MILLEYE ATTEGOBA RV Match Commisioner

192
JIGAWA GS VS LOBI STARS
NASIR AHMED KT
HASSAN ABUBAKAR TR
EZE EDWIN EN
USMAN OPEYEMI E OS
AKOKOBA VICTOR ED
ABBA BULAMA OY

193
AKWA UTD VS SUNSHINE STARS
KELECHI MEJUOBI IM
FAISAL INUWA BA
SALMAN AUWALU KN
NNADI JUSTIN EN
TIVKOR THOMAS BN
EMMA OCHIAGHA IM

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RIVERS UTD VS DAKKADA FC
F A YUSUF OG
ABUBAKAR ABDULLAHI NG
ABBA BABA YB
IBRAHIM TIJJANI KT
OLANIYI OLADAPO OD
NOJEEM

195
ENYIMBA INT VS RANGERS INT
Postponed

196
PLATEAU UTD VS ABIA WARRIORS
KABIR BAWA KN
ADUNOLA QUADRI OY
YAHAYA IKARA KD
UMAR IBRAHIM M GM
OGBOMO AISEOSA ED
ABUBAKAR SADIQ BO

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NASARAWA UTD VS KWARA UTD
FELICIA O PL
JOSEPH OGABOR CR
SANI ABDULLAHI KN
WINJOBI ADEDEJI LG
YEMISI AKINTOYE LG
ABUBAKAR UMAR ZM

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KATSINA UTD VS WIKKI TOURIST
OKECHE M FCT
FERDINAND UDOH AK
SHITTU IDRIS KN
KINGSLEY ANYANWU IM
CHIDI ONYEMEZIE FCT
AWAISU BARAU K NG

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ADAMAWA UTD VS HEARTLAND FC
MOHD USMAN PL
HABIBU GHALI KN
NANZING FRANICIS PL
IKPI W SAMSON CR
ADEJUMO QUADRI OS
ILU MOHD KN

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WARRI WOLVES VS KANO PILLARS
B.K ABDULRAHAMAN NG
JELILI OGUNMUYIWA LG
AMINU SALIHU FCT
HASSAN DAUDA YB
ARINZE ANAEKWE IM
JBC OBIKWELU AN

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